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Man Charged in '97 Slaying of Paratrooper

Posted February 5, 2007
Updated February 6, 2007

— U.S. Marshals on Monday arrested a man wanted in North Carolina for the slaying of a Fort Bragg soldier in 1997.

Mark Herd was arrested in his car outside his home, Marshal Rich Knighten said.

Herd is charged in the November 1997 killing of Army Spc. Andre Hines, 24. Hines, a paratrooper, was found in his car in a wooded area off Elliott Farm Road.

He had been shotn in the head three times, police said.

Knighten said Marshals in Kentucky had received information Monday morning about where Herd might be and staked out his house. When he left the house and got into his car, they arrested him at gunpoint, Knighten said. he said Herd did not resist.

Marshals did not say where they got the information that led them to Herd.

The army had posted a $5,000 reward for information about Hines' murder.

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  • blindjustice07 Feb 6, 2007

    Apparently the only "stupid" people here might be the ones who obviously know very little about computers, chat rooms, blogs, and IM's. Oh.. sorry, let me break that down for the slow, non-proficient PC users here... IM means instant messengers. If you are looking to pick a fight.. why do it in a blog? Please, try being a little less childish.

  • Movin On Feb 6, 2007

    Vickiej40 - stop using "freedon of speech" as an excuse for stupidity. I understand that chances are you've been exposed to stupdity most of your life, but how about showing that you are not as stupid as you appear. No, you don't have to wear the same hat as everyone else, but the "stupid" hat does not look good on anyone....

  • imsosteep Feb 6, 2007


  • North Carolina Native Feb 6, 2007

    i have a neighbor on the left and one on the right but i don't know what color they are.

  • tmorgan8 Feb 6, 2007

    Vickie, did I offend you? : )

  • finallysingle Feb 6, 2007

    AMERSON.quit responding ,if you don't like my freedom of speech.Have a little shut down time,and don't expect everyone to wear the same hat as you !!!

  • tmorgan8 Feb 6, 2007

    Vickiej40 - you were using a bit of a shortMIND.

  • 0 Tolerance aka Ms.Turner Feb 6, 2007

    The maturity level on this blog is remarkable!
    The important thing is that officials did not give up on solving this case and the family of the victim can know that the person who commited this crime is going to be punished for what he did.

  • finallysingle Feb 6, 2007

    African American,sorry I was using a bit of computer shorthand.

  • tmorgan8 Feb 6, 2007

    Vickiej40 - what are AA's? Spell it out.